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Fihavanana – A Collection Of Field Recordings And Photography From Madagasikara – Mississippi Records #061

A Collection Of Field Recordings And Photography From Madagasikara
Mississippi Records #061, x3LP, 2010

Record 1 – Vocal

Record 2 – Marovany
Record 3 – Miscellaneous Instruments


The mp3’s are whole sides, so there are six total.
The first zip also includes scans of a few pages from the booklet.

  1. greg on March 21st, 2010

    anyone know where i can buy one of these?
    any portlanders want to pick one up for me? PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAASE!

  2. Scott Goodwin on March 21st, 2010

    Greg, I would love to but it is GONE! I didn’t pick one up (that’s what happens when you’re broke for the week or two after an MR release comes out).

  3. work folly on March 22nd, 2010

    Damn, I’m so glad to see this. I’ve been trying to track down a copy myself for some time. I even found a few and could listen to them in-store but the owners wouldn’t sell. Mucho thanks for posting this.

  4. Emily on March 23rd, 2010

    An unfortunately limited release, record stores were severely shorted and got maybe one or two copies per store. Thanks for the mp3’s!

  5. greg on March 23rd, 2010

    wish mississippi would’ve pressed more than 200 of this…..instant limited edition collectors/rare records are a pretty stupid idea, especially when the demand is there…

  6. Pete swans on March 23rd, 2010

    To mississippi’s defense, they didn’t actually press these records.. They were pressed by the guy who recorded them about ten years ago and never released. Mississippi is supposedly planning on doing a single lp version of this set in a larger run. You may try writing jackpot records. I saw a copy in their shop a week ago that seemed to have been sitting for awhile

  7. Andrew on March 24th, 2010

    Fantastic. Thanks a lot for doing this, Jefre.

  8. zacharius on March 24th, 2010

    yes indeed! thanks so much, been looking for this for awhile; I hesitated for a few seconds too long when it was available.

  9. nw on March 25th, 2010

    thanks, this made my day!

  10. Walkathon on March 25th, 2010

    Gah, can’t even keep up w/ Mississippi releases anymore.
    Huge thanks for sharing! Hopefully a rerelease is imminent.

  11. nigel on March 26th, 2010

    I scoured the Portland record stores today – no copies left anywhere that I could find!
    I guess I’ll just hafta settle for the single LP version…

  12. Milosch on May 3rd, 2010

    i bought a copy (3LP) from the recording artist just now, he had a few of them for sale but they sold out within one day.
    i am very glad that i picked this one up…

  13. Piotr on May 4th, 2010

    This set is amazing.

  14. kris on May 19th, 2010

    I have copy 132 of the 3lp set and am willing to sell. It has never been played and is in presumably pristine condition. I am unemployed and a little anxious about trying to sell at a distance. If a Portlander were willing to drive down -I am in Eugene- for a face to face exchange I would be happier and willing to take less cash for less risk. Anyone interested in making an offer can reach me at 541-554-8953.

  15. gd on May 20th, 2010

    i ended up getting the 1LP version that just came out.

  16. esor on June 9th, 2010

    Hats off to you Mr. Brooks!

  17. Jerry on July 26th, 2013

    Hi, I loved the 2nd volume, but seem to have missed the first volume. Any chance for a re-up? Thanks!!!!!

  18. Berek on March 10th, 2014

    Megaupload is down – could you please put them on another file sharing service? Thank you